Colin Duggan is the 2017 Manx champion ploughman. There was a late change of venue but the new site proved to be excellent and produced an overall high standard. There was a bitterly cold wind blowing all day and so all spectators deserved a special mention but Margaret Dodd deserved a medal by staying all […]
Chris Jackson has his camera at the match and provided this selection Margaret Dodd has kindly provided a fine selection of photos to capture the events of the day. Don’t forget the prize presentation this Thursday , 9th Feb at the Tynwald Inn, St Johns
This year’s Mannin match got off to a damp start with underfoot conditions being best described as ‘sticky’ but the clouds broke and the sun eventually shone after dinner. Nicola Rawnsley took the best bye, clash and butt and the full results are listed below Manx style General purpose Vintage mounted […]
Thanks to Margaret Dodd for her usual wonderful photos and for staying to the end….
The 2017 season got off to a great start and for the ploughmen who ventured down to Jurby, they enjoyed the hospitality of Liz and Will McMillan and the Northern Young Farmers Club. The excellent site, as usual on the Bretney, meant a good standard of ploughing for judges Billy Clelland and Willie Kermeen to […]
The Charlie Caine match will be held at Shenharra, St Johns on 4th February starting at 10.30am and the prize presentation will be in the Tynwald Inn, St Johns on Thursday 9th February. More details from Lennie Kerruish.
Following on the photos from the Nov 2016 Southern Young Farmers match held at Strandhall, we now have the results World Style Vintage mounted Vintage trailed
Orry Mitchell has kindly provided the results from it annual match held on 5th November at Colby Vintage mounted Vintage trailed Classic tractors World style Horses Southern Vintage Engine & Tractor Club Shield World Class 1st: Gordon Clague –  – International – Best Bye 2nd: Steven Lace –  – MF4325 […]
Strandhall, Gansey provided the venue for the 2016 Southern Young Farmers match. The field kindly provided by Mr Joe Taggart proved to be an excellent site for the competitors which saw a good turnout in the World Style class equalling the numbers in the Vintage classes. Something that hasn’t happened in a few years. Results to […]
Thanks to Margaret Dodd for the photos from this year’s Southern Vintage Ploughing Match. The results will follow when we have them.
Despite the overcast conditions not lifting during the day, those that attended this year’s Marown Royal Ploughing Match at Ballamillaghyn had a most enjoyable day. Spells of drizzle in the morning did clear but the sun never really got to shine. Numbers were down this year with only one horse team entered which was mainly […]
The Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club asks if you are competing in our match on the 5th November, could you please confirm that you wish to attend by calling Chris Clegg on 412353 or Orry Mitchell on 496870. There will a presentation of the shields and trophies to the winners of each class at […]
Were extremely grateful to Margaret Dodd who was able to take some great photos from the 2016 Jean Burns match.
For further details contact Orry Mitchell 07624 496870
Details are emerging for this years Jean Burns match organised by the Isle of Man Ploughing Association. The Assocaition has been invited back to the site of its National match held last February but the date is still to be confirmed as the current crop has not yet been harvested. Keep checking back for more […]
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Due to a lack of a suitable field, this match will be held in Sep/Oct time.
#Margaret_Dodd has again supplied a wonderful collection of photos that captured the second Cronk y Voddy ploughing match of 2016, which was held last Saturday (5th March) at Ballaspit. The prize presentation will take place on Thursday, March 10, at 7.45pm, at the Tynwald Inn. [gmedia id=151]
Mannin Ploughing Match Saturday 20th February 2016 General purpose: Vintage: Manx Style: Horses: Best Bye: G Kennaugh Best Clash: W Duggan Best Butt: W Duggan There were 13 entries on a drizzly and cold day ,but luckily it did clear up at lunch time . A […]
Alan Radcliffe was the overall winner of the 2016 Isle of Man National Ploughing championships that were held on Saturday 13th February at Ballacrebbin. Despite the field being a little wet at the beginning of the week, by the time competitors started to arrive, it had dried out considerably and resulted in a high overall standard […]
The prize presentations for the Charlie Caine and Northern Young Farmers matches will take place on Thursday 11th Feb at the Tynwald Inn, St Johns. Contact Lennie Kerruish for more info and to book food.
After another week of rain, hopes were high with the forecast of bright and relatively warm weather. However, the day started out murky and with a breeze blowing, it never really got any better. The field, kindly provided by the Duggan family, was surprisingly dry and resulted in a good standard of ploughing. With no horse classes […]
#Margaret_Dodd has once again provided some excellent photos to capture the events of the Cronk y Voddy ploughing match. [gmedia id=136]
A bright start gave way to some blustery showers and when the points were totalled up there were some close totals Southern Vintage Engine & Tractor Club Shield – World Class Cecil J Mitchell Shield – Vintage Trailer Diesel Roy Hutchinson Memorial Shield – Classic Tractor Class Ferguson T-20 System Class Darnills […]
The Southern Engine and Tractor Club will be holding their annual vintage ploughing match on Saturday 14th November in two fields on the side of the new access road to Colby Football Club. The Club wishes to thank Paul Costain for the use of the land. This event has various classes in which vintage and classic […]
It was a damp start for the competitors at the 2015 Marown match held at the Cooil by kind permission of Willie & Pentti Christian, Ellerslie. However, the cloud soon broke and the sun shone. Margaret Dodd was once again on hand to capture proceeding and a selection of her photos are below. […]
Entries are now closed for this year’s Marown Royal ploughing match will be held on Saturday 24 October starting at 10:30am on land at the Cooil, by kind permission of Messrs & Mrs Christian, Ellerslie. And you can choose how to enter: online – just read and accept the rules set out below and then complete the form. […]
The Governor helps out with the horse ploughing The final match of the 2014/15 season took place at Ballagyr, Peel and as well as the ploughing, there was a little ceremony to present a replica of the Charlie Caine glass trophy to #Harold_Leece during the lunch break. #Bill_O’Connell kindly commissioned the replica, that can be retained […]
Conditions were bright but there was a biting cold wind for those who attended this year’s SYFC match, held at Fisher’s Hill by kind permission of the Watterson family. The dry field provided an excellent site and the class winners were Vintage – Alan Radcliffe World style – Graham Jones Manx style – Billy Cormode Reversible […]
#Margaret_Dodd had an highly productive day photographing the 2015 match, which was held at ClyBane, Braddan, by kind permission of #Frank_Cain. Despite having a twisted knee that she picked up at the Mannin match, Margaret managed to capture 113 photos of the day’s events, including a couple of special commissions. [gmedia id=124]
The sun was shining on Jurby this year The high winds and driving rain from last year’s Northern Young Farmers match were a distant memory for the competitors at the 2015 event. This year marked the 16th year that Liz and Will McMillan provided the land and as usual the field was a good dry one. […]
Harold Leece from Greeba won this year’s Charlie Caine ploughing match to take the title of Manx Style Champion. A total of 9 competitors to the field provided by #Gordon_Clague at Shenharra, Peel. But Harold, who is 92, fought off some stiff competition to regain the title. Tractors Horse #Gordon_Clague was the winner […]
After many years at the Clypse, the Mannin Ploughing Association moved to a new a site for their annual match. #Paul_Faragher kindly provided an excellent site at Baldromma and the size of the field meant that the organisers were able to provided butts that were wider than most competitors experience at local matches, with the […]
What a difference a year makes…. Conditions for the 2015 match couldn’t have been more different from that 12 months previous. And with the strong winds dying down on Friday, the organisers were able to erect the marquee and everything was set. Margaret Dodd was once again present to capture the proceedings with these great […]
Margaret Dodd has once again provided an excellent selection of photos from today’s match, held at Ballcrebbin. [gmedia id=112] Results and full details to follow.
The Jean Burns Memorial match takes place this Saturday 22 November at Ballacrebbin. The venue is sign posted off the St Judes to Ramsey road. Please do not use the farm entrance. There will be classes for World style, Manx style, vintage and horses and proceedings get under way at 10:30am.
There was an International feel to this year’s Southern Vintage ploughing match Held on land next to Colby football club, which was kindly provided by #Paul_Costain, ploughmen from Wales joined the locals on a dry but blustery day. [gmedia id=111] Thanks again to Margaret Dodd for the quality photos from the day The […]
The Jean Burns Memorial match has been posted until 22 November 2014. All other details remain unchanged
The 2014/15 ploughing season got underway today on land above the Braaid,by kind permission of Messrs Christian, Ellerslie. As usual Margaret Dodd was on duty and has generously supplied photos form the day. [gmedia id=109] Manx Style Vintage Tactors Classic Tractors General Purpose Tractors General Purpose Horses […]
There will be a Plough Service at 10.30 am Sunday 23rd Nov. 2014 at Sulby Methodist Church and everyone is welcome to attend. The organisers have would like encourage men to come, especially those connected with farming, to volumise the singing If anyone is interested please contact Mike on 878601, but the whole family is welcome. […]
There have been ploughing matches staged in the parish of Marown for over 150 years but this year’s match saw a new twist on the combination of old and new technologies. As is usual these days, the horse ploughs competed against modern tractors and ploughs but this year for the first time competitors were able to enter the match […]
The Southern Engine and Tractor Club will be holding their annual vintage ploughing match on Saturday 1st November in two fields on the side of the new access road to Colby Football Club. The Club wishes to thank Paul Costain for the use of the land. This event has various classes in which vintage […]
This year’s Marown Royal ploughing match will be held on Saturday 25 October starting at 10:30am on land above the Braaid, by kind permission of Messrs & Mrs Christian, Ellerslie. And you can choose how to enter: online – just read and accept the rules set out below and then complete the form. download the schedule and entry […]
Margaret Dodd has kindly provided a selection of photos from the day, when the sun shone. [gmedia id=106]
The Ballacrebbin working day takes place next Sunday, 21 September at Ballacrebbin Farm, Bernahara Road, Andreas.
The Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club will be holding their Annual Vintage Rally on Mad Sunday 1st June on The Stonefield at Ballacreggan Farm, Port St Mary, courtesy of the Cooil Family, from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Any one with an exhibit is welcome or just please come for a look at the exhibits, only £1 entry. […]
[gmedia id=20] Photos courtesy of Margaret Dodd After having difficulties with wet fields, the Isle of Man Ploughing Association found a good dry field and day up on the Staarvey. The site provided fine views over Peel and the west of the Island. With confirmation of the event only being circulated last week and other […]
It’s a welcome and successful return to competition ploughing for Walter Radcliffe
Gordon Clague takes the 2014 title
Gordon Kennaugh takes the title of 2014 Manx Ploughing Champion
The Jean Burns Memorial Ploughing Match which was due to be held this Saturday 15th Feb has been postponed due to the wet weather.
Another Saturday, another match and another wet day
The organisers were proved right to postpone the match by 24 hours
‘Only fools and horses’, is how the match was described at the prize presentation of this year’s match.
The match scheduled for tomorrow (19th) has been postponed due to the field conditions
Service will be at Marown Church 12th Jan 10am followed by Blessing of The Plough outside about 10:45am
The full results from last Saturday’s match are now available.
The list of class winners at this year’s SVETC match, held at Colby
Details for this year’s match are now available. Presentation at the Glen Helen at 8:00pm after the match.
The results and photos from the National are now available [gmedia id=107] #John_Costain regains his National Champion title in the tractors. While #Jim_Caine continues his success in the horse class Tractor results Horse results
The 2006 Manx Style championships results are now available.
The 2006 Mannin results are now available. [gmedia id=102] The 2006 Mannin results are now available. World style Manx style Vintage Horses
A tribute to Jean Burns
Heavy rain prior to and during the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd failed to dampen the enthusiasm
The results from the Marown match are now available.
The Isle of Man had 3 competitors at this years British ploughing championships.
Numansdorp, approx 20 km south of Rotterdam in the Netherlands was the venue for the 8th European Vintage Championships
Bright conditions greeted the ploughmen as they arrived at the field.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Mhelliah
The Isle of Man Has been chosen to host the 2007 Championships
Details & results of the 2004 National
Details of Manx performances are now available
Representatives for the 2003 British National
Colin Duggan is the Manx Champion
Manx representatives shine in Doncaster
The line up of Manx competitors is now known
Team for the European Vintage
John Costain & Jim Caine retain National titles
The date has been set
Foot & mouth take its toll on the British National
John Costain retains title